We are the only college in Ontario offering a training program on the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment used in timber harvesting and forestry management.
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This 10-week certificate program provides you with introductory training on heavy forestry equipment as well as education in forestry principles and proper safety techniques. You will get hands-on experience operating machinery and performing preventative maintenance and minor repairs. The program also includes the basics of forestry operations, harvest systems, milling and forest fire preparedness.
Fleming has been a leader in Forestry education for over 55 years – we have the largest college Forestry program in Canada. We are also a renowned training hub for heavy equipment technology. Combining these two specialties, we can offer this unique program within our exceptional learning environments. You will have access to a range of industry equipment right on-campus as well as state-of-the-art simulators to enhance your real-world training.
Demand for employees in the Forestry sector is growing. Careers for graduates within this program can include:
Students applying to Forestry Equipment Operator must meet the following requirements:
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.